Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Resources for Districts

School Districts' Responsibility for Safeguarding Data

All educational organizations have a legal and ethical responsibility to protect the privacy and security of education data.  Below are some resources for districts to help ensure they are in compliance with state and federal laws and guidance for safeguarding data.

Legislative Audit

IT Security Policy - The IT Security Policy was revised in 2016 in collaboration with the Department of Information Systems, Legislative Audit, educational cooperatives, and districts across the state.  

Information Systems Best Practices - The Division of Legislative Audit establishes best practices employed throughout industry and government to encourage government entities to develop, implement, and maintain information systems policies that conform to current best practices.

Resources & Websites

For more information, please contact:

Ray Girdler, Director of Data Use & Privacy 
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Research and Technology
423 Main Street, Suite 300
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-4230

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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